Trust Order Review

Kia ora ngā uri o Tūaropaki



The Trust Order Review process was a significant undertaking for the Trust during 2022, such is the importance of ensuring a robust process, with whakaaro that is led by our Owners. Our aspirations were to connect with as many Tūaropaki whānau as possible during five regional wānanga around the motu, to seek feedback on the future of Tūaropaki Trust. 

The regional wānanga provided an opportunity to learn about the history of the Trust and an opportunity for you to share your whakaaro on two important matters:  

  1. Current Trust Order, potential changes, and the impacts these may have on Owners 
  2. Future of the Trust – what are your aspirations for the future Trust 

All of the regional wānanga were well attended, in particular the last wānanga in Taupō on the 15th  of October 2022, which concluded an insightful and valuable process.  

The Trust Order Review process:

Step 1: required us to listen, discuss, and record responses from our uri and Owners.  In addition to collating feedback at the wānanga, written feedback was also collected from Owners who were unable to attend the wānanga.   

Step 2: Feedback collated by Kāhui Legal who then presented key themes at the AGM on 4th February 2022.  

Step 3: Written copies of Kāhui's collation of responses distributed.

Step 4: Draft Trust Order and Charter sent to Owners for consultation.

Step 5: Special General Meeting to consider the draft Trust Order and vote on whether or not to accept the draft Trust Order and Charter.

Step 6: If the Vote accepts the draft, then an application will be made to the Māori Land Court to update and confirm the new Trust Order.